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State Senate 8

1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.
William Hyman (Libertarian)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Frank Glidewell (Republican)
Oppose
Mathew Pitsch (Republican)
Oppose
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
William Hyman (Libertarian)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Frank Glidewell (Republican)
Oppose
Mathew Pitsch (Republican)
Oppose
3. Marijuana: Prohibiting the smoking of medical marijuana.
William Hyman (Libertarian)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Frank Glidewell (Republican)
Support
Mathew Pitsch (Republican)
Oppose
It is the law as voted on by Arkansas citizens so we have to react accordingly.
4. Conscience: Allowing healthcare professionals to opt out of non-emergency treatments that violate their deeply-held religious, moral, or ethical convictions.
William Hyman (Libertarian)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Frank Glidewell (Republican)
Support
Mathew Pitsch (Republican)
Support
5. Assisted Suicide: Allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally-ill patients who wish to end their lives.
William Hyman (Libertarian)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Frank Glidewell (Republican)
Oppose
Mathew Pitsch (Republican)
Oppose
6. Privacy: Requiring individuals who choose to use changing facilities, locker rooms, restrooms, and showers in public schools, colleges, and government buildings to use the facility designated for their biological sex.
William Hyman (Libertarian)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Frank Glidewell (Republican)
Support
Mathew Pitsch (Republican)
Support
7. Education: Allowing parents to enroll their child in the public school of their choice anywhere in Arkansas.
William Hyman (Libertarian)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Frank Glidewell (Republican)
Support
Mathew Pitsch (Republican)
Support
8. Tort Lawsuits: Limiting noneconomic damages awarded in lawsuits to $500,000 or less in cases of severe injury or death caused by negligence or misconduct.
William Hyman (Libertarian)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Frank Glidewell (Republican)
Oppose
Mathew Pitsch (Republican)
Support
9. Civil Liberties: Amending the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to add sexual orientation to the list of protected classes.
William Hyman (Libertarian)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Frank Glidewell (Republican)
Oppose
Mathew Pitsch (Republican)
Oppose
10. Lottery: Requiring the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to increase the percentage of proceeds allocated for scholarships to a minimum of 25%.
William Hyman (Libertarian)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Frank Glidewell (Republican)
Support
Mathew Pitsch (Republican)
Undecided
11. How should Arkansas address our illegal immigrant population?
William Hyman (Libertarian)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Frank Glidewell (Republican)
Illegal immigrants have broken the law. They should not be rewarded with amnesty and they should not be allowed to cut in front of people who have lawfully and patiently applied for legal immigration. Sanctuary cities should be prohibited. Further, state and local law enforcement should enter into agreements with federal authorities to turn criminal illegal immigrants over to ICE officials for deportation.
Mathew Pitsch (Republican)
Illegal immigrants are illegal?
12. How can Arkansas prevent mass shootings?
William Hyman (Libertarian)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Frank Glidewell (Republican)
The events in Parkland, Florida, were all the more tragic because law enforcement was aware of the threats and did nothing. When a threat is spotted, we must have a rapid system of intervening that has both law enforcement and social service skills. We have a bureaucratic culture that is afraid of lawsuits and responds only after a tragedy--that must change. We must not permit New York City progressives to use these tragedies to deprive the Second Amendment Rights of law abiding Arkansans.
Mathew Pitsch (Republican)
Have a good guy with a gun (trained) when a bad guy with a gun decides to cause a mass shooting.
13. What specific legislation will you work to enact?
William Hyman (Libertarian)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Frank Glidewell (Republican)
Corruption is all too prevalent in our state. We must increase the transparency of how government contracts are awarded and also increase prohibitions on corrupt back room deals so cronyism doesn’t cheat taxpayers from having a well-managed and lean government. Eliminate the fraud-prone GIF funds and direct those funds towards paying for roadway improvement projects.
Mathew Pitsch (Republican)
What my constituent’s ask me to.